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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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8 Late June Garden Tasks for Gardeners in Southern California's Areas of Coastal Influence
8 Late June Garden Tasks for Gardeners in Southern California's Areas of Coastal Influence

For those gardeners living in areas of Southern California with coastal influence, June can be a busy month in the garden. Here are some tasks that should be on your list: Monitor plants regularly, at least every other day during warm weather and every day during hot weather to catch wilting, irrigation, pest, disease, weed, […]

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8 Late June Garden Tasks for Gardeners in Southern California's Warm Inland Valleys
8 Late June Garden Tasks for Gardeners in Southern California's Warm Inland Valleys

By the end of June, gardeners in Southern California’s warmer inland valleys are generally maintaining and harvesting rather than planting. Few if any cool season vegetables are still thriving, and warm summer vegetables are generally ready for harvest. However, to get the most out of existing plantings, gardeners need to to do more than occasionally […]

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5 Tips for Using and Storing Green Beans
5 Tips for Using and Storing Green Beans

Storing. As with most vegetables, snap or green beans are at their best just after picking; if not cooked or eaten after harvest, cool snap or green beans immediately for optimum storage life. Under ideal storage conditions of 32° F and 95% relative humidity, green beans will store well for 7 to 10 days. If […]

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Make a Sprinkler, Spray Gun or Garden Watering Wand From a Plastic Bottle
Make a Sprinkler, Spray Gun or Garden Watering Wand From a Plastic Bottle

Fun with GardenZeus: Make a Sprinkler, Spray Gun, Outdoor Shower, or Garden Watering Wand From a Plastic Bottle Enter your Southern California zip code for customized gardening advice by plant Got bored kids or grandkids and no squirt guns on a hot day? If you’ve planned ahead well enough to have a hose connector, teflon […]

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Down and Dirty 9: Insect Pests and Diseases Usually Aren’t the Problem
Down and Dirty 9: Insect Pests and Diseases Usually Aren’t the Problem

Down and Dirty Southern California Gardening A weekly GardenZeus article series to help gardeners succeed in Southern California’s unique climates and growing conditions. Post 9: Insect Pests and Diseases Usually Aren’t the Problem When your garden or landscape plants are diseased or infested with insect pests, obviously you need to deal with the diseases or […]

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